Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coffee Journey @ Island Hospital Penang

Recently Coffee Journey Cafe opened another branch in Island Hospital Penang. Most of the time when I need to go visit the doctors there for follow-up appointments, I'll sure to drop by. I like their coffee. The first time I've a hot cappuccino and it tasted light, smooth & creamy. The 2nd time I choose a hot latte. This time my latte was bold but smooth and I like it :-) Besides coffee, they serves pastries as well. In their other branch at Island Plaza, they serve bigger meals but not in this branch, probably due to its small size.

Cappuccino & cafe latte 

Rum & Raisin mille crepes - quite nice :)

Coffee Affairs @ Bishop Street Penang

Recently cafes have been sprouting up like mushrooms all over Penang. Here is one of the cafes that I visited with my colleagues for a team-building event. It has a large air-conditioned (though air-conditioned but we are still sweating, probably due to under-powered for such a big space) space on the upper floor where you can hold your special occasions. We tried varieties of their coffees and cakes on that day. I'm kind of a coffee lover myself but I won't intentionally go there again myself as for me, my glass of coffee that day was not to my liking. As for their cakes, they mainly serve the mille crepe type and they taste quite good...

Interior of the cafe

2nd floor

2nd floor with high ceiling

Afogato - ice cream topped with shot of hot espresso

Strawberry Latte - my colleagues said it taste like "air sirap"

Mille crepes cake - quite nice!

Ice Cafe Latte - not to my expectation
More information about Coffee Affairs:-

Friday, July 26, 2013

Blooms Restaurant @ The One Penang

It was one of the lunch venues with some of my colleagues where we want to explore new place to eat and since The One is a new happening places with nice colonial-feel design shop houses in Bayan Baru area. We have the chicken set lunch and we are happy with our food except the mushroom soup which needs a lot of improvement.

Mushroom soup - average taste only

Restaurant's FB:

Bens @ Gurney Paragon

Love the overall ambiance, food, services provided by the crew and their price are reasonable. They also have a lounge upstairs with grand piano, and etc. It's worth some visits :-)

Interior of the restaurant

Nice wild mushroom soup. You can really feel the chunky mushroom bites.

Seafood marinara

Bread pudding - like it :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fish Curry Recipe

It has been really a while since I last enter any post to my blog..looking back at my last post date, I really feel sorry about it.."-.-"...For the past one year, stress from work and family matters really wore me down hard which even jeopardize my physical and mental healthy but things are changing for good from now onwards....finger-crossing. :-) Like the Chinese saying "否极泰来, 雨过天晴" ...there's always sunshine after a storm and tough time never last but tough people do....
A friend also encourage me to write back my blog and not to let hobby just die off......

Now back to business...hehehe..... :)
After so long, I plan to cook up a dish which I always like since young..Fish Curry...
Cooking always bring me back memories of the days where I would help my grandma at the kitchen by standing by her wok for her to dish up the cooked dishes to be pass to me to be put on the dining table...hence I'm always the first to get the great aroma of each lovely cooked dishes.....

Ohh...talking too much again....haha....coming back to the Fish Curry Recipe...
Though at first thought to many people, cooking up a curry might be a big project but it's not that hard after all to do home cooking with the convenient that you can get from the supermarket but of course you should have the "heart" in it tooo :-)..It only took me about 20 minutes to have a nice home cooked fish curry.

Here's a picture of the fish curry (since i cooked twice lately, one using fish head and the latter using fish meat)

And for the Ingredients....below is a guide for 2/3 persons sharing
  • 2 pieces of fish meats (here i used grouper fish meat)
  • 6 ladies finger
  • 2 big tomatoes (chunk)
  • 2 big red onions (chopped)
  • 1 brinjal/eggplant (cube)
  • 1 packet of Nyonya Fish Curry paste (can get from supermarket)
  • 400g water 

For the method....
  1. Heat up some oil, the sauteed the onions a little. Then, empty the whole packet of the curry paste and continue to sauteed a little more and put in the rest of the veges. Stir-fry for a while.
  2. Pour in the water (you may use the paste packet as this will make sure there is no leftover paste in the packet). Stir well and bring to boil.
  3. Lastly, put in your fish and turn the fire to small fire. Close the lids of the work and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

It's easy, right? :-)

**I didn't any coconut milk and it turns out good as well**

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Afternoon Tea @ David Brown's restaurant

Recently we went dating and up to Penang Hill. We had the afternoon tea at David Brown's restaurant. The place is quite nice..with it's colonial bungalow, garden, fish pond and nice chilly breeze :) We got the groupon voucher so the afternoon tea set for 2 was quite worth it. The tea pastries were quite good and what they have? The picture will speak for itself :-)


David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terraces

Strawberry Hill, Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 04-828 8337
Fax: 04-826 6337
Opens: 9am to 9pm daily


Saturday, December 24, 2011

myElephant Thai Restaurant

My sister and her boyfriend took us to this Thai restaurant and according to tripadvisor, this restaurant is rank in the top10 list of restaurant in PJ. My sister told us that this place is always packed with people. She can always see people queueing up outside of the restaurant each time she passes by. We ordered some of their signature dishes. The food there quite nice and served with free flow of brown rice.

Green Aroma RM8 - refreshing and nice

Watermelon Cooler RM6.50

Snow Fish RM45 - it's good with the special chilli sauce included

Paku vegerable RM15

Deep Fried Prawn with Green Curry RM21 - I like this a lot. It's quite flavorful, probably with the coconut milk :)

Brown Rice - It's free flow but charge a RM3 per person
Gai Tod Gratiam Prik RM15 - deep fried boneless chicken

Tom Som Fish RM20 - tom yam soup with fish meat - quite nice and the level of spicyness was just right
Block C-G4 Happy Mansion,
Jalan 17/13, Section 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 010-2201283 (if possible, call to reserve)

Hokkaido Sushi @ One Utama

This japanese restaurant is quite new in One Utama, PJ. It opens since Oct this year. This restaurant is situated at lower ground floor Promenade. We settled in this restaurant one the first day we reached PJ last week. We found the price quite reasonable and the serving a bit bigger than average. The food taste quite good (not sure hunger factored our taste as well as we were starving at that moment). They owns another restaurant too which is called Hokkaido Ichiba, at next door.

Lobster Roll  RM12.80 - This was good but it was from the promotional menu. It comes with avocado slices

Unatama Don (S) RM16.80 - This is small size. They have large size as well but this S size is good enough for me :-).

Cream plate RM1.80

RM6.80 This is nice which good chuck of cooked salmon top the sushi roll

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Restaurant Nyonya Batik @ New World Park, Penang

I like nyonya food since young, probably my grandma often cook dishes like loh bak, jiu hu char, acar, periuk ikan, etc. I really miss her cooking. Anyway, we decided to try out this restaurant at New World Park. The price was reasonable like most of the nyonya restaurant in town. This restaurant has a nice authentic ambience with batik cloths for all the tables, old-style chinese lanterns, pottery, etc. As for the food, overall i found it reasonably good, just a little on the salty side.

Batik cloth on each dining table; I order a hot nutmeg drink and it's quite nice as well, not at all diluted like others that I've tried

Interior with chinese nyonya decor

jiu hu char - aromatic but a bit salty. If it is slightly softer and less salty, then i think it would be perfect

Loh Bak (pork) - it's very flavorful and meaty with the correct amount of 5 spice powder--quite satisfying :-)

stir-fry potato leaves with garlic

Ayam Pongteh - braised chicken with shallots and herbs - reasonably good :)

Restoran Kim Seng @ Kampung Benggali

Initially plan to go to Restoran May Fong @ Kampung Benggali for breakfast but found that they didn't open for breakfast hence just settle at this Restoran Kim Seng which is a few door away, which also served koay teow noodles. There was quite some business that morning, not sure if it was the only restaurant opened for business that morning along the Kampung benggali road. Price wise was reasonable hawker fare while the koay teow noodles was abit lack compare to Restoran May Foong. It was a bit too soft but I found it's fish ball still reasonable good.

Dried koay teow

Koay teow soup

Bean sprouts with Roasted pork - the meat a bit cold and the pork skin not crispy